Late night drawing spree - working on tiny little faces. I’m hoping to finish it this week. I’m 90 hours in on this one. Sooo ready to be done!

This is Duke - An adorably fluffy Golden retriever/Chow Chow mix. He has such a rich blend of colors in his coat and it was so fun capturing that in pastels!

Created with PanPastels & Derwent pastel Pencils in about 5 hours.

Anonymous sent: So - totally jealous of your workspace. But I could never keep it that clean. Is it always like that? Do you have pics of it messy?

Haha definitely not always! Here’s what it looks like today(about a week of ‘Arting’ since I cleaned up last.

Pics don’t do the pastel dust justice though :/ It’s everywhere

kiki-eternal replied to your photo “My workspace (when it’s clean)”

mine always looks like a tornado went through it lol

That would describe the rest of my house haha

My workspace (when it’s clean)

nickapleas sent: I just discovered your blog and it is amazing the art work that you creat!!! I am recently discovering that I have a pretty good eye for drawling and amy trying to learn some new techniques. I noticed that you use a brush with some of your charcoal drawings, would you mind explaining how you use it and what it helps creat?

I absolutely love working with brushes with charcoal. I mainly use them for blending. They work beautifully for buffing charcoal into textured papers and getting that soft gradient that can be difficult to achieve.
I’ve used paper stubs, cotton Q-tips, fingers, sponges… just about everything! But nothing beats brushes for blending soft shades of charcoal.

I’m so happy you’ve discovered a love for drawing and I hope you have fun!

shiningspacecats sent: How do I learn realism? I am willing to put in the time, effort and resources.

The fact that you are willing to put in the time, effort and resources is the best start I can think of! Put your time into sketching and drawing what is around you - anything and everything! Practicing drawing from life is the best way to learn realism.
And it’s great fun to fill up sketch books!

My first ‘official’ drawing using PanPastels. So much faster and easier than grinding down my own soft pastels into powders to paint with. Phew!

Created with PanPastels and Derwent Pastel pencils in about 20 hours.

A sketch from my journal -  It’s been SO windy all week!

Love the cat portrait! Please do more! I am a cat fiend and I love your artwork in all its intricacy

Thank you!

I’ll definitely be doing more! I love all their expressions.

I need to draw more cats. I should draw my own cats, I mean I have 4 perfect models just hanging around. Seems a waste not to haha

Created with chalk and charcoal in about 30 hours.

equineribbon sent: Hey, do you have an Instagram account called 'drawing_pencile'? If not, someone on there is trying to take credit for one of your drawings (instagram(.)com/p/mDJcz2sGib/)

albymangroves:

lainyart:

Thank you so much for letting me know! I do not have an Instagram account at all, so I’m not sure if someone without an account can report it?

As with most art thieves, there is usually more than one piece(if not their whole gallery) that is stolen artwork.

If you can - it would mean the world to me if you all could take a second and report this stolen picture & the account.


http://instagram.com/p/mDJcz2sGib/#



Nothing upsets me more than someone misusing my work. They even cropped off my signature. Please, please help me get this taken down.

~Lainy

It’s been taken down now. I wonder if ANY of those drawings are hers.

Thank you guys for the help! You’re awesome! It has been taken down, but I seriously doubt any of the artwork is theirs. I’ll be going through their gallery and checking.

I’m always so thankful when someone lets me know, so I like to make sure other artists can protect their work, too.

Thanks again, you’re all awesome!

equineribbon sent: Hey, do you have an Instagram account called 'drawing_pencile'? If not, someone on there is trying to take credit for one of your drawings (instagram(.)com/p/mDJcz2sGib/)

Thank you so much for letting me know! I do not have an Instagram account at all, so I’m not sure if someone without an account can report it?

As with most art thieves, there is usually more than one piece(if not their whole gallery) that is stolen artwork.

If you can - it would mean the world to me if you all could take a second and report this stolen picture & the account.


http://instagram.com/p/mDJcz2sGib/#



Nothing upsets me more than someone misusing my work. They even cropped off my signature. Please, please help me get this taken down.

~Lainy